Denis Nizhegorodov

Intro Russian Olympic race walker
A.K.A. Denis Nizhegorodov, Nischegorodow, Denis Nischegorodow, Nizhegorodov
Is Athlete Racewalker
From Russia
Type Sports
Gender male
Birth 26 July 1980, Russia
Star sign Leo
Height: 180 cm
Weight: 61 kg

Denis Gennadyevich Nizhegorodov (Russian: Денис Геннадьевич Нижегородов; born 26 July 1980) is a retired Russian race walker. Between 2008 and 2014 he held the world record over 50 km distance, with a time of 3:34:14. He competed in this event at the 2004 and 2008 Olympics and won a silver and a bronze medal, respectively. In May 2016, Nizhegorodov became one of 14 Russian athletes implicated in doping following the retesting of urine from the 2008 Olympic Games. His sample A failed the retest, but these results were not confirmed on his sample B.


Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  Russia
2000 European Race Walking Cup Eisenhüttenstadt, Germany 17th 20 km 1:22:40
2001 European Race Walking Cup Dudince, Slovakia 7th 20 km 1:20:42
1st Team – 20 km 13 pts
European U23 Championships Amsterdam, Netherlands 5th 20 km 1:23:32
Universiade Beijing, China 4th 20 km 1:25:31
2003 World Championships Paris, France 5th 50 km 3:38:23
2004 Olympic Games Athens, Greece 2nd 50 km 3:42:50
2006 World Race Walking Cup A Coruña, Spain 1st 50 km 3:38:02
European Championships Gothenburg, Sweden 50 km DQ
2007 World Championships Osaka, Japan 4th 50 km 3:46:57
2008 World Race Walking Cup Cheboksary, Russia 1st 50 km 3:34:14
Olympic Games Beijing, China 3rd 50 km 3:40:14
2009 European Race Walking Cup Metz, France 1st 50 km 3:42:47
1st Team – 50 km 8 pts
World Championships Berlin, Germany 50 km DNF
2011 European Race Walking Cup Olhão, Portugal 1st 50 km 3:45:58
World Championships Daegu, South Korea 1st 50 km 3:42:45

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